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I would seriously question whether anybody is really foolish enough to really say what they mean. Sometimes I think that civilization as we know it would kind of break down if we all were completely honest.
View quotes by Liz Hurley

Seriously, I would go in a second. I'd be the first actor in space and I'd love to do it.
View quotes by Tom Cruise

I don't take me seriously. If we get some giggles, I don't mind.
View quotes by Paul McCartney

You think a student leaves each week because they are out of the academy. This is just a cover up to hide serious injury that has occured! Malachi has only one ear and is now wearing one of those joke rubber ones - it's very noticeable but people are too polite to say!
View quotes by David Sneddon

It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know myself.
View quotes by Salvador Dali

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
View quotes by Elbert Hubbard

Politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
View quotes by Charles De Gaulle

Some people think football is a matter of life and death.... I can assure them it is much more serious than that.
In Sunday Times 4 October 1981
View quotes by Bill Shankly

Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious.
View quotes by Alan Minter

You cannot be serious!
View quotes by John McEnroe

To study history means submitting to chaos and nevertheless retaining faith in order and meaning. It is a very serious task, young man, and possibly a tragic one.
View quotes by Herman Hesse

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
View quotes by Georges Clemenceau

It was not until several weeks after he had decided to murder his wife that Dr Birkleigh took any active steps in the matter. Murder is a serious business (Malice Aforethought)
View quotes by Francis Iles

I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.
View quotes by Oliver Stone

No human thing is of serious importance.
View quotes by Plato

Humour is also a way of saying something serious.
View quotes by T S Eliot

A person is always startled when he hears himself seriously called an old man for the first time.
View quotes by Oliver Wendell Holmes

It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
View quotes by Peter Ustinov

Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
View quotes by Peter Ustinov

'In light of heaven, the worst suffering on earth, a life full of the most atrocious tortures on earth, will be seen to be no more serious than one night in an inconvenient hotel.'
View quotes by Mother Teresa

There are some things so serious you have to laugh at them.

View quotes by Niels Bohr

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death.

View quotes by Samuel Butler

I'd have to say that, in general, models take themselves too seriously. Basically, they are genetic freaks who spend a couple of hours in hair and makeup.
View quotes by Rebecca Romijn Stamos

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
View quotes by Bette Davis

Each religion, by the help of more or less myth, which it takes more or less seriously, proposes some method of fortifying the human soul and enabling it to make its peace with its destiny.

View quotes by George Santayana

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
View quotes by Camille Paglia

Modern Society will find no solution to the ecological problem unless it takes a serious look at its lifestyles.
View quotes by Pope John Paul II

A civilized man is one who will give a serious answer to a serious question. Civilization itself is a certain sane balance of values.
View quotes by Ezra Pound

Art is too serious to be taken seriously.
View quotes by Ayn Rand

Truth, naked, unblushing truth, the first virtue of all serious history, must be the sole recommendation of this personal narrative.
View quotes by Edward Gibbon

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